FOR the first time ever, not one but three members of the Howrah Bowls Club have qualified to play in the Australian Indoor Bowls Competition.
Danny Neal, Denise Tanner and John Sutcliffe will head over to Tweed Heads, New South Wales to represent Tasmania in August.
Mr Neal said he was “tickled pink” with his success.
“I’ve been playing bowls for eight years now and it’s definitely the highlight of my career,” he said.
“Because I took up bowls late, it gives me the confidence to keep playing the sport.
“I didn’t think I had any chance, as my last two opponents were pretty good players but clearly anything can happen.”
Bowlers from all around the state played in the qualifying event that was held at the Howrah Community Indoor Bowls Centre.
Howrah Bowls Club marketing chairperson Lyn Page said the club was “very proud” of the trio.
“It was fantastic to have three bowlers from our club win this event against quality opponents,” she said.
“Especially because this is only the second autumn/winter season that the club has had the Indoor Bowls Centre.”
The Howrah Bowls Club runs events throughout the winter, with social weekly competitions open to anyone as well as open competitions.
For more information, phone 6247 3209.
Caption: Bowling trio John Sutcliffe, Denise Tanner and Danny Neale are busy training for the Australian Indoor Bowls Competition.